Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
want to have their commitment to a safe environment on campus. and the administration said it hopes to have -- it's hosted a number of special programs with speakers that focus on conflict resolutions. alexis simpson was there all day at the prince georges county courthouse in upper marlboro watching as lawyers for both sides picked the jury. opening statements in her murder trial are expected to begin next tuesday after the veteran's day holiday. it's a case that still gives students pause for reflection. >> we send judge -- we should leave that in the hands of the judicial system. that is why they're here. they will pick or whether an act of a greg. >> reporter: prosecutors say it was an act of aggression. that simpson chose to end the life. police say that simpson attacked her roommate, 18-year- old dominique frazier after the two argued over music played on an ipod. witnesses say the two were separated but simpson was pushed into her bedroom. they say it all ended when simpson came out on the attack with the scissors. >> i want -- and that is on trial. [ indiscernible ] >> yeah.
Nov 16, 2012 5:00pm EST
handful, but when you're in the right environment, great things can happen. i'm very fortunate that i was with a family i was with. they showed me a lot of direction and structure. they also introduced me to sports. my dad took a lot of time teaching me how to throw football and being athletic. he played tennis, golf, you know. it gives you a chance to do something great and gives also the kid that you adopt a chance to fulfill the potential. >> and tomorrow, more than 20 adoptions will be finalized at the special ceremony. why is it a big deal, a big day for the families? >> what makes it great, these kids, they get to watch a child start their journey, you know, they end one chapter and begin with something greater and that is exciting to me to see the kids go into the wonderful families and then watch their highways blossom to who they can be. >> all right. >> and let me ask you, so you won the bronze medal in the 2012 summer olympics. >> yeah. >> what are your plans moving forward? >> i'm working on the guest -- to be a school teacher in the state of georgia. >> uh. >> and taking